[ kon-kom-i-tuhns, kuhn- ]
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  1. the quality or relation of being concomitant.

  1. Roman Catholic Church. the coexistence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharistic bread.

Origin of concomitance

From the Medieval Latin word concomitantia, dating back to 1525–35. See concomitant, -ance

Words Nearby concomitance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use concomitance in a sentence

  • God, who is the cause of the concomitance of bodily and mental facts, is in truth the sole cause in the universe.

  • No such pleasing concomitance of characteristics is observable to-day, or has been presented in the past.

    The Soul of the Far East | Percival Lowell
  • Thus a remarkable concomitance has been observed between spots on the sun, displays of Aurora Borealis, and magnetic storms.

  • God gives reason to the human race; misfortunes arise thence by concomitance.

    Theodicy | G. W. Leibniz
  • If that were so, perhaps neither sin nor unhappiness would ever occur, even by concomitance.

    Theodicy | G. W. Leibniz

British Dictionary definitions for concomitance


/ (kənˈkɒmɪtəns) /

  1. existence or occurrence together or in connection with another

  2. a thing that exists in connection with another

  1. Christian theol the doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are present in the Eucharist

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